Published On: Sat, Dec 31st, 2016

Cinematographer Bradford Young discusses getting the ‘Han Solo’ job

While Cinematographer Bradford Young will certainly be considered Oscar nomination for his latest work on Arrival,which should excite fans of Star Wars as Young landed the Han Solo project after a ton of praise for Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve.

In a recent chat with EUR/Electronic Urban Report, Young said the director, “was really high on my list of someone that I really wanted to work with.”

“The script was out and about, and they were looking for some cinematographers, and they had their list of folks who they were interested in, and the script came to me through my agent. I read it — liked it, and that’s how it kinda… fell in my lap.”

Arrival is based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang.

Young serves as the DP on the anticipated Hans Solo movie and sounds thrilled to be a part of the Star Wars universe.

“Its all so new for me. I never imagined that I would be doing this film. I’m just trying to make sure I’m staying true to my voice, cause that’s why I’m there and that’s why they brought me there.”

Young says the Hans Solo project is also an avenue for him to continue “practicing some of the things that I enjoy doing with photography and cinematography.”

He describes the young Hans Solo film as a “massive gig” that’s also a “very nurturing family environment.”

“I feel very encouraged, but I do have to remind myself that it’s a collaboration. There are a lot more moving parts on these kinds of films than there are on smaller films. Every day it’s me chipping away at what I’m hoping will become a film that has its own particular voice.”

Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as the famous smuggler with Donald Glover landing the role of Lando. Emilia Clarke (Terminator Genisys) is now attached in an unknown capacity. Fans presume that Boba Fett will feature in the story in some way and may even setup a standalone film of his own.

Han Solo set to open on May 25, 2018.


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